Tag Archives: laughter

A Goat and a Bull

Today I share two stories intended to bring a smile to your face and a lesson for life. Keep in mind as you read these stories, thankful people are proven to be happier, less depressed, more satisfied with life and … Continue reading

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Getting the World to Dance

One of the kids making quite a splash online is Robbie – more commonly known as “Kid President.” What I like about Robbie is his upbeat attitude in spite the challenges he faces.  Robbie has Osteogensis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bone … Continue reading

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14 Roots and Principles to Live By

Victor Hugo once said, “Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.” Living by principles instead of running around looking for the perfect methods gets you where you want to go. When the helicopter … Continue reading

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Appreciation – a Habit Worth Forming

People may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel (Carl W. Buechner).  Never underestimate the power of a few well chosen words of appreciation in the lives of those people who cross your … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of SuffeRING

The journey of pain and suffering is a lot like the journey Frodo was asked to take in the classic work written by J.R. Tolkien entitled The Lord of the Rings.  In that series of books and award winning movies, … Continue reading

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Two Contrasting Rivers Meet

There is an amazing sight you see when you drive through Lytton, BC at the point where the muddy Fraser River meets the clean Thompson River.  When this happens it is called “confluence” which means “a flowing together”.  Let’s use … Continue reading

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Grown Men Do Cry

There’s a Jewish saying that goes: What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.  Have tears been like soap in your life? During this season of recovery, tears have been my friend.  They have been a release … Continue reading

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